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The Wellington Arms
Basingstoke
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good accomodation, good food”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I've stayed in loads of hotels in the area, but keep coming back to this one when I get a reasonable deal. Rooms largely good, one or two are pokey, desks in most of them and wi-fi is available throughout. The food in the restaurant is good (standard company menu), although can be a little pricey for some items. One irritation is that, even as a resident, it can sometimes be difficult to get a table for dinner so book when you check-in, and you can't have a drink beforehand without someone try to sit you down as if you're making the place look untidy. Service efficient without being particularly warm.

I keep going back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We've never had less than an excellent, value for money meal here. It's a great place to stop after a dog walk, or en route. The staff are really friendly and there's a good atmosphere here. The bar has sofas in front of a roaring fire with tables around for dining. There is a pleasant patio area outside which is secluded and quite a suntrap. Although part of a chain in that it is a Hall and Woodhouse hostelry don't be put off by that. The food is locally sourced and cooked on the premises.

I haven't stayed in the hotel, the building appears to be an old coaching inn with modern wings to it, on a busy main road. We've had business meals here as well as personal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We liked this place. it was a lovely building,yes it was a little tatty here and there,but that can be forgiven!Our room was clean and cosy. The bathroom was spacious with a super shower. My only gripe would be the bread used at breakfast to comprise my "bacon butty".It was horrible cheap dry bread,crusty bloomer would have been soooo much nicer! That aside though,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Originaly booked another Hotel, but found it was a building site so this was a last minute choice. If you don't have your own transport it would be impractical as it is pretty isolated. The room we had was small but pleasant with a garden outlook at the rear of the property away from the rather busy main road at the front (A33). Bathroom was tired, no fridge or minibar and the bed, whilst somewhat authentic to the period style of the room was not that comfortable to sleep in. Staff were very attentive and served a very tasty breakfast. Price was at the top of the range and did not offer fair value for money, seemed to be a bit of a gouge, probabaly due to the forthcoming Jubilee weekend.

Room Tip: Stay at the rear of the property, ground floor as only stairs, no lifts.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2012

We booked this hotel as an affordable option when attending a wedding at a nearby De Verre and while i was a little concerned as to the quality I might find I have to say we got the best option. The hotel is a popular wedding venue in itself and given the location and the delightful food I can see why!
The hotel only gets 3 stars but really it is one of the nicest places I have stayed in the UK for a long time and deserves 5 for attention to detail. The hotel itself is just off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading but is out in the country with lovely views and and walks and quiet even tho it's near the road. We stayed in the annex which is joined to the main hotel and had a lovely double room with tasteful period style furniture, a brass bedstead and one of the most comfortable hotel mattresses ever! The room had full en suite with shower and bath and a TV with free view channels. There was coffee/ tea / hot chocolate/ biscuits and bottled water each day and a nice supply of toiletries. Our ground floor room looked out onto the fields and the ample free car park was close by. If i had to make any negative comment it would be that you could sometimes hear the TV or banging doors from neighboring rooms but it was an occasional inconvenience only rather than a constant annoyance and really wasn't as bad as many paper thin walled establishments I have stayed in!
The hotel restaurant was lovely and welcoming and had a really good menu and considering the southern location, drinks prices were fair and there was a nice selection of wines; I can recommend the hot crispy pork belly salad. Breakfast was just as good and if you fancy a change from the mouthwatering full English or scrambled egg and smoked salmon they serve at breakfast try 'Anthony's Breakfast' a hot muffin with guacamole, poached eggs and a chili jam! Wonderfully good.
I would warmly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a very reasonably priced stay in the area, (Its always worth checking out with the hotel because they have some amazing offers!! ( we got our 2 nights B&B for £50)!!!!_) and would make a marvellous base for exploring the area. We fully intend to return with friends for a weekend away!

Room Tip: I asked for a quieter room away from the road
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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England
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Our friend recently married and held the reception at the hotel. We initially tried to book a family room but they were taken so they reserved us two adjacent rooms for the same price. On phoning the hotel to see if early check in was still available (which it was) the receptionist promptly phoned me back to say the family room was available and they'd move us into their if we'd like. Super!

The room was spacious with a super king bed, and two chairs which folded out to single sofa beds which our children (7 and 6) were thrilled with! Bathroom and tea facilities were fully stocked and ready to go. The only downside was the rooms and particularly the bathroom looked like it could do with a freshen up. Don't get me wrong the rooms were very clean but the off white wood work made things look old and tired. My other grumble was the bathroom was large but for some reason the sink was as good as over the toilet leaving a large gap between the other side and the bath?! You had to lean to the side when you sat on the loo to avoid hitting your arm on the sink!

Breakfast was good and the staff were lovely. We'd go again as it's a cosy clean comfortable homely hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Have now stayed at the Wellington Arms on two occasions. Both have been very enjoyable. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and the restaurant is a joy. The menu is varied and, in my opinion, excellent quality and excellent value. Service was professional and swift when dining alone. Breakfast was also excellent with a good choice and again politely served. Would certainly recommend to others and look foreard to staying again at some stage in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Property: The Wellington Arms
Address: A35, Stratfield Turgis RG27 0AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Stratfield Turgis
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Wellington Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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